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New-to-Rent ‘Venom’ Sequel Regains Top Spot on Weekly Vudu Chart

Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage regained the top spot on the chart of the 10 most-popular titles on Fandango’s transactional digital service Vudu the week ended Dec. 19.

The Marvel Comics-based sequel, which arrived Nov. 23 for digital purchase and is newly available for digital rental, stars Tom Hardy as journalist Eddie Brock, who interviews a serial killer (Woody Harrelson) who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage.

Debuting at No. 2 on the chart was Paramount’s family film Clifford the Big Red Dog, based on the children’s books. The film became available for digital purchase Dec. 14.

Halloween Kills — Extended Cut, another title newly available for digital purchase Dec. 14, landed at No. 3 on the chart. Universal Pictures’ sequel to 2018’s Halloween, the film features Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak and the entire town of Haddonfield banding together to take down the infamous killer Michael Myers. 

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The other title new to the chart (No. 7) was 20th Century Studios’ animated comedy Ron’s Gone Wrong, which became available for digital purchase Dec. 15. The film, which became available free to stream on HBO Max on the same date, is about a socially awkward middle-schooler who receives a digitally connected device that’s supposed to be his “best friend out of the box.”

With Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home in theaters, Vudu’s top-selling bundle was the Tom Holland “Spider-Man” 3-movie-collection, available for $34.99 in 4K UHD.

Meanwhile, holiday films continued to populate the chart. The 2000 live-action film How the Grinch Stole Christmas, starring Jim Carrey, came in at No. 5, and Illumination’s 2018 animated The Grinch, with the title character voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, landed at No. 8.

Vudu’s top 10 titles for the week ended Dec. 19, in terms of revenue, were:

  1. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  2. Clifford the Big Red Dog
  3. Halloween Kills – Extended Cut
  4. No Time to Die
  5. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  6. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  7. Ron’s Gone Wrong
  8. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
  9. The Last Duel
  10. Free Guy

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